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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Uncontrolled Resource Consumption vulnerability in Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-R series CPU modules (R00/01/02CPU all versions, R04/08/16/32/120(EN)CPU all versions, R08/16/32/120SFCPU all versions, R08/16/32/120PCPU all versions, R08/16/32/120PSFCPU all versions) allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to prevent legitimate clients from connecting to the MELSOFT transmission port (TCP/IP) by not closing a connection properly, which may lead to a denial of service (DoS) condition.

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CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published